Office 365 Microsoft TeamsJun 12, 2018
All faculty, staff and students now have access to Microsoft Teams as part of the university's Office 365 (O365) license. Microsoft Teams is a chat-centered workspace in O365 bringing people, conversations, files, and tools into one place.
Be sure to join the CU Microsoft Teams User Group. Our Teams group offers a community to share resources, best practices and ask questions along with fellow colleagues across campuses. You will be asked to go to the Microsoft Teams User Group to join the conversation (or you can start creating your own Team) by clicking on the “Join or create a team” button on the left-hand navigation at the bottom of your screen. Contact the OIT Service Desk if you have any questions about getting started.
The launch team is looking for more faculty and student involvement in Teams. Please contact Constituent Services if you’re interested in a training focused on setting up Teams for your classroom. Watch this short YouTube video to give you a current look at how faculty members across the globe are using Teams to increase communication and collaboration with their students.
Microsoft Teams Use Case:
Think that Teams might be for you but, not sure? More than 20 administrative departments, schools, colleges, research and medical centers were involved in the pilot of Teams across the Denver and Anschutz Medical campuses including the School of Medicine, College of Engineering, School of Nursing, Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute, University Communications, Financial Aid and the Office of Administration and Finance. Following is a sample use case in action at CU:
The Physician Informatics Group needed a team-collaboration tool for communication and a shared document repository. As Dr. CT Lin, chief medical information officer of UCHealth shared, “We wanted to replace email for common threaded conversations so that it would be easier for a very large group of physicians and physician assistants to participate as needed in conversations and get up to speed on new projects without having to chase down email threads. Teams also has been effective for sharing commonly referenced documents and best practice behaviors and tools. All Team members have access via whatever device they’re working on whether on a smartphone or desktop which makes it a good tool for daily huddles and handoffs.”
Interested in learning more about how your department or project team might use Microsoft Teams? Sign-up and we will keep you informed about upcoming valuable training sessions.
As a reminder, use your university credentials to get the most current version of the web-based Office 365 suite. Instructions are available on the OIT website in the software navigation tab. Continue to keep an eye on OIT’s newsletters for more information about how you can be more effective using O365.